History of Medical Thermalism in the Marche: the Thermal Baths in Sarnano

Stefania Fortuna

Abstract


The article deals with the history of medical thermalism in the Italian region Marche. Therapeutical uses of water is well known in Greek and Roman medicine; the most ancient text devoted to a medical possible use of natural waters is Airs, Waters and Places by Hippocrates. The author examines the history of Marchigian baths, according to the testimony of Andrea Bacci in his De thermis, quoted in the Roman editon of 1622.


Key words: Thermalism - Sarnano spa - Medical History


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